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Department of Anthropology


Marc Moskowitz

Title: Professor
Department: Anthropology
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-1536
Office: Gambrell, 418
Resources: Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
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Marc L. Moskowitz is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of South Carolina. Focusing on the intersection between gender and popular culture in Chinese-speaking Asia, he is a recipient of the ACLS-NEH, Chiang Ching-Kuo, Fulbright, and Fulbright-Hays Awards. He has published three books and edited two volumes. He has also published in a range of journals, including the China Quarterly, Popular Music, Sexualities, and Visual Anthropology. Since his first trip to the PRC in the late 1980s, Moskowitz lived in Chinese-speaking Asia for a total of over eleven years.


  • ANTH 102 – Understanding Other Cultures (An Introduction to Anthropology) 
  • ANTH 215 – Chinese Popular Culture
  • ANTH 360 – The Anthropology of Sex 
  • ANTH 512   Gender Issues in China
  • ANTH 518 –  Visual Cultures 
  • ANTH 703 –  Anthropological Inquiry (a graduate core course) 

Research Interests

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Visual Anthropology
  • Gender
  • Popular Culture
  • Sexuality
  • Religion


His research interests include cultural and visual anthropology, gender, popular culture, religion, sexuality. His areas of interest include China and Taiwan.

Representative Publications 

Books (Monographs): 

Go Nation: Chinese Masculinities and the Game of Weiqi in China. Berkeley: University of California Press. (2013) 

Cries of Joy, Songs of Sorrow: Chinese Pop Music and its Cultural Connotations. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. (2010) 

The Haunting Fetus: Abortion, Sexuality, and the Spirit World in Taiwan. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. (2001) 

Edited Volumes: 

Popular Culture in Taiwan: Charismatic Modernity. New York: Routledge. (2011) 

The Minor Arts of Daily Life: Popular Culture in Modern Taiwan. Honolulu: University of Hawai’i Press. (Co-edited with David K. Jordan and Andrew D. Morris). (2004)

Recent Accomplishments 

In addition to his written publications, Moskowitz has produced and directed two ethnographic documentaries.

2012 Weiqi Wonders: Conversations About the Game of Go in China. High-Definition Color. 50 min. Distributed by CreateSpace. 

2011 Dancing for the Dead: Funeral Strippers in Taiwan. High-Definition Color. 38 min. Distributed by CreateSpace.

YouTube Channel 

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